On June 22, 2022, Lil Tjay was shot multiple times during an attempted robbery in Edgewater, New Jersey, and underwent emergency surgery.

The 21-year-old musician was out of surgery and his condition was improving, though he is not completely out of danger yet.

Tione Jayden Merritt is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter.

He was born on April 30, 2001 and known professionally as Lil Tjay.

Lil Tjay was born in the Bronx borough of New York City, raised by a single mother and had two younger siblings.

At the age of 15, Lil Tjay was arrested for one of his robberies and was sentenced for a year to a youth detention center where he would begin to write raps.

Lil Tjay's hit, "Resume" was one of those songs written during his detention days.

Lil Tjay was given the nickname “the Bronx Justin Bieber” early in his career.

Celebrities including his collaborators French Montana, The Kid Laroi, Fivio Foreign, NBA star and rapper Miles Bridges have shown support for Lil Tjay following the shooting.